Techniques for a Bountiful Spring Harvest
With Dr. Gerard Ballanco
Held at Three Libraries
For a bountiful spring harvest, it’s important to know when and how to plant seeds, transplant seedlings, care for and protect your vegetable plants, and when to harvest at the perfect moment. Learn from Master Gardener and commercial vegetable grower Dr. Gerard Ballanco how to grow and harvest vegetables that will taste good and make you proud. Three identical programs will be presented at St. Tammany Parish Library branches: from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, at the Folsom Branch, 82393 Railroad Ave, Folsom, 985-796-9728; from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 23, at the Covington Branch, 310 West 21st Ave, Covington, 985-893-6280; from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, at the Slidell Branch, 555 Robert Blvd., Slidell, 985-646-6470.
According to Louisiana Agricultural Center’s Roy Heli, PhD, LDN, LD, “Compared with people who consume a diet with only small amounts of fruits and vegetables, those who include more of these foods are less likely to have a risk of chronic diseases.”
Ballanco, a retired pediatrician from New Orleans, is a Master Gardener and owner of Ballanco Farms in Folsom where he grows and sells heirloom seedlings and vegetables. He is graciously sharing his knowledge and experience with the community in this program.
The event is free and open to the public. Registration is recommended and seating space is limited to adults. To register call the hosting branch or register online at register.stpl.us/evanced/lib/eventcalendar.asp. Light refreshments will be served.